William Benjamin May, in his 99th year, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 20, 2016, after a short stay at Hillside Manor. He was born in Stockton-on-Tees, England, the son of Alice and William Aylott and immigrated to Canada in 1957. Bill was a former employee of Griffith and also Switzers as a tool and dye maker. He was predeceased by his wife of 73 and a half years, Grace May, whom he married on September 17, 1939. He was also predeceased by several brothers, sisters, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and nieces and nephews who resided in England. Bill was also predeceased by two great grandchildren: Dustin Patrick and Autumn Ann Lennon. He will be sadly missed by his daughter, Lea and her husband David Hunt. Bill is survived by his grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren: David and Anne Marie Hunt and their children; Emily, Brian and Chaniqua and their grandchild, Jase, Kevin Hunt and his children; Candice and David Harbin and their daughter, Kaylea, Jessica and Phil Delange, Kelsey Hunt and Kimberlea Lennon and her children; Summer and Brooke. Bill is also survived by a sister, Lil Challis, and many nieces and nephews and their families, all of whom live in England, and by his extended family, Sherry, Sam and Michael Palmer. Bill was a dedicated member of the Masons for more than forty years. He was three times Past Master of the Stratford Lodge, #332 and Past Officer of the Grand Lodge. A private family service will be held in Avondale Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Stratford Perth Rotary Club Hospice Project through the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron St., Stratford. 519 271.7411 www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com. Dave and Lea would like to thank Dr. Michael Pellizzari and staff and also Dr. Andrew Prout and the nurses and staff at Hillside Manor for all their kindness and care.
Private Family Interment
Avondale Cemetery

Memorial Donations
Rotary Club of Stratford Stratford Perth Hospice Project

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